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11 hours ago, Gargs said:

Sadly, Vallejo is not well stocked in my area. There's a very tiny selection at the local Hobby Lobby but not sure they have the metal medium, usually just the different varnishes and a few colors in the model colors line.

We've got a small selection of Model Colors at Hobby Lobby, too.  I've had no need to sample them, yet, but I tried shaking one and was dismayed to hear no movement of fluid.  Not sure they can be trusted without popping the tops to check.  I suspect HL would give a refund for a dead paint.  I've returned a couple things there without issue, but haven't returned paint.

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Vallejo paint tends to be thicker than Reaper, and they don't include agitators as far as I know. So the paint might be fine but not slosh much in the bottle.  Checking before you buy would be good advice.  

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On 3/22/2018 at 8:39 AM, Gadgetman! said:

You may want to look at GreenStuffWorld's 'Chameleon' paints, also...

(These are mostly for airbrushing, though, but supposedly usable with a brush if you do very thin layers. I couldn't get it to work with a brush, though. )

 

Also, yeah, Scale75 metallics are nice... real nice...

 

So, I have been wanting to try these for a while now, but wasn't sure, as I only brush paint. BUT I  found these FolkArt Colorshift paints that are awesome! I found them for about $4/2 oz. bottles at a local craft store. They have a beautiful shine and you can layer them and thin them as normal paints. (If you would like to see some examples, I shared recently in the Show Off thread) 

 

I think you and the OP would probably have a great time using them! I purchased just one, because it was with the other bottles of craft paint and I just wasn't sure.... the teal one to start with and I just fell in love, I love vibrant, bold, metallic colors...I now have 8 of them lol,  it isn't a huge line of paints btw.

Hope that helps!

  *Niki*

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I love this Vallejo Metallic Medium. I never would have ordered it without this thread and works really well with ALL of the clears (well, I haven't tried Yellow). It's so fun!

 

What does this mini need? Why she needs a shiny blue scabbard! This mini needs shiny red pants! 

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